Red Wolves Wrap Up Big Weekend

Blake Anderson’s voice sounded tired. But he has little time to rest after a busy weekend hosting recruits.


“We had a good weekend,’’ the Arkansas State coach said Sunday evening. “As far as we know all of those who came said they were still committed and their recruiting process was over.

“Now we will wait and see.”

But Anderson and his staff will not actually wait.

“We are all going to be out this week,’’ he said. “All of the fulltime staff is headed out.”

Next weekend the Red Wolves plan to host at least three other commits, quarterback D.J Pearson from Duluth (Ga.) Northview, running back Tajhea Chambers of Baldwin, Ga., and offensive lineman Bussey of Lanett, Ala.

“We will have the commits in and we could have a few others,’’ said Anderson. “We will see what shakes out this week.”

Anderson said his plans were to hit Georgia on Monday, Alabama on Tuesday, south Louisiana on Wednesday and would likely not be back in the office until Friday when the second round of official visitors come to town.

The Red Wolves did lose one commit. Defensive back Melvin Tyus of Montgomery (Ala.) Carver was expected to visit this weekend and was a no-show. It was reported out of Alabama late last week that he had flipped to Troy, which recently hired his high school coach.

Anderson said most of the work by the staff now is concentrating on the current class and additional offers will be headed out to Class of 2016 prospects after signing day.

“We are trying to keep this class together before we start focusing on the next one,’’ he said. “We have to keep others from trying to steal away our guys.” Anderson said the Red Wolves would likely sign around 25 players on national signing day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 4.